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University of Mississippi

Would student surveys really be that helpful?

Editor Don Whitten, after reading that it’s been suggested that student surveys might be helpful in teacher evaluations, pondered how he and his friends would have answered questions about their teachers when they were growing up. (August 23, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Johnny Hill writes to thank UM football coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Athletic Department for allowing OHS to host its annual football jamboree at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, noting it’s a highlight for the players, families and schools involved. (August 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Taking a fresh look at Faulkner

The 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday. This year’s conference features more speakers and panels than ever before primarily because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death. As always, the conference features several events for local fans of the Nobel Prize-winning writer. (July 6, 2012, Page 1A)

Big week for celebrating birthdays

We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

FYI, it’s time for FYI

Looking for contact information for a local government official? How about Rowan Oak’s hours? Maybe where you go to get electricity and water services started? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks knows very well where the answers are – in today’s FYI publication. (June 29, 2012, Page 4A)

Middle class affected most by tuition crunch

Tuition increases at colleges and universities affect everyone, but they usually affect the middle class more. Editor Don Whitten gives Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ take on the situation in today’s column. (May 14, 2012, Page 4A)

Yes, we like our charity events around here

Mississippians are known for giving, and those in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community must be among the best in the Magnolia State at that. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the popular local charity events after helping count votes for Best of Oxford. (April 16, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

David Elmore writes that the appointment of Dr. Ford Dye to the state College Board was a positive move for the community and the state, while Joanne Wilkinson writes to praise the effort of Ole Miss students during the recent Big Event. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

The ol’ Royal still serves its purpose

Editor Don Whitten writes about a long-time, reliable old friend – the manual Royal typewriter he’s been using in his office for, literally, decades. And, yes, it’s still in use – despite the special challenges his particular model presents. (January 18, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Oxford Mayor George “Pat” Patterson writes to remind members of the community to take care and be proactive with their belongings if leaving town for any length of time during the winter break, while Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry to thank all of the volunteers and those who made donations during November and all of 2011. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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